Thursday 23 August 2012

Home & Garden

Morning all!

Starting up as usual with my #photoadayaug from yesterday, the prompt being "home"
Here is mine :)

A cute decor piece which I *think* I purchased from this even cuter shop Live, Laugh, Love
It was a good while back, so they may not stock it still, but I tell you "I could live in that shop!"

Next up is a project I've been working on for the last two days.
When I spotted these cuties on Pinterest I knew I had to give it a try!

The original entry is here on this gorgeous Blog "A Shabby Moment in Time" where rub-ons were used to embellish the painted pots.
Alas I have no rub-ons so I ordered myself some Mod-Podge and started stalking the Graphics Fairy Blog (again!)
I did have paint (albeit a smidge of Homebase Driftwood leftovers) so I set to work on a few pots in a haphazard shabby fashion

                                                Before                                   After     

Select some images, re-size and arrange them in photoshop or similar and print with a regular ink-jet printer onto regular printer paper. Remember to reverse any text first.

Cut around each image

Brush the printed side with some Mod-Podge

and place it on your painted pot smoothing out any bubbles

Now the hard bit, leave it - overnight!
Go and have a glass of wine and scour your home for any more items that could be transformed ;)

The next day take a wet sponge to your paper image, soak it and start to gently rub the paper away.

See how easy it comes away!

If you rub some of the image away it'll be because it didn't adhere sufficiently, don't worry it's meant to look worn. If it really bothers you just whip out your Sharpie pen!

Finally I had fun creating a mini table display in the garden incorporating a few creamy/white treasures including the napkins I made last week :)

Take care for now
Kate x

Sharing with:
The 36th Avenue's Link Party
Shabby Creek Cottages Transformation Thursday
Graphics Fairy Brag Monday
Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Trendy Treehouse's Create and Share


  1. Potty about your pots! They are superb, please go into mass production and take commissions...! :) xx

    1. Thanks Christine! My mum has a shed full of them, I think we could be busy lol!

  2. Oh fantastic! :) Looks really good and will look fab in the new garden!

  3. What a good tutorial. I sure will try this. Very cute.

  4. Hi Kate,
    Your pots turned out so cute. Love them! Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could meet you. I'm happy to be a new follower, Mary Alice

  5. I love these and will definitely have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing! Jennifer @bloomingwithburlap

    1. Thanks Jennifer, your bunting is very cute :)

  6. beautiful!! all those gorgeous decor pieces, I'd say your home is amazing! when can you come do mine??!! xx

    1. Thanks Mandy, I'm hoping it will be when we move in!

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    1. Um it's the last picture, does that not count?! Sorry if it doesn't!

  8. Wonderful tips for accessories for tablescapes. This would be wonderful for favors for a vintage tea party

  9. Love these! Great job on the pots, and napkins too!
    Saw you sharing at Transformation Thursdays
    Debbie :)

    1. Thank you, loving your tomato post - yum!

  10. Hi Kate, your pots turned out so cute! I have been wanting to do this for some time. You have really inspired me to DO it. Thanks so much for sharing with Share Your Cup. Looking forward to getting to know you. Hope you will share often. Now following.

  11. I am featuring you tomorrow during the Best DIY Projects Link Party. Thank you so much for visiting and sharing your project over at The 36th AVENUE. Love it!

  12. Visiting from 36th. These are really great. I would have never thought this was done the way it was. Beautiful. I might have to give this a try.

    Jenn K.

  13. Gorgeous Kate I am going to have to try these now :)